This was definitely one of the most interesting elopements I've ever done. Shot entirely in the pouring rain! Jackie and Aaron are from LA, California (Peep the LOVE LA street sign in one of these shots later) and their parents were flying in to NYC to witness their union. Although the forecast had rain at 100%, their parents were only going to be in town this weekend - so we knew it was going to happen- rain or shine! We met at the Brooklyn Promenade; the officiant all ready, and everyone had armed with umbrellas! I was able to capture their adorable elopement in the rain, surrounded by their family and friends and it was AWESOME! It was whimsical, romantic, fast paced and definitely the kind of day you'd remember!! Despite the weather, there was a gorgeous backdrop and a lot less people walking around the park (which was really helpful!!) Jackie and Aaron were all up for everything!! Their upbeat spirit and willingness to get amazing shots DEFINITELY made it all worth it!! I had so much fun with them and was so thankful that despite some unforeseen circumstances- they were still able to have fun and enjoy their day!!! Photographing in New York, you really never know what you’re going to get! I was super excited to blog this New York City elopement and hope you guys will enjoy it too!! #iLOVENY !!
Laurie and Matthew travel a lot for work, but they call Brooklyn, New York City their home. It was fitting that their guestbook and table cards was themed for travel and airplanes. It was such a pleasure working with these two amazing individuals that have carefree attitude and hilarious comedian friends. Not only was their venue gorgeous - the 501 Union never disappoints., but every thought and detail put into the day was well thought out and accordingly situated to enhance their personalities. It was such a gorgeous, laid back and fun party and really is the type of feeling that is a classic New York City wedding.
Venue - 501 Union - www.501union.com
Catering - Night Kitchen - http://www.nightkitchencatering.com/
Day of Coordinator - Angela Siu
Dessert - Egidio's Bakery - https://www.facebook.com/Egidiospastries/
Letterpress - The Chain Press - http://www.thechainpress.com/
Florist - Flo NY Events - http://www.flonyevents.com/
Photography - Cynthia Chung Weddings - http://www.cynthiachungweddings.com
Cocktail Hour Band - Underground Horns - http://www.undergroundhorns.com/
DJ - Chris Torres
Furniture - Broadway Rentals - http://broadwaypartyrentals.com/
Bridal Hair and Makeup - Slope Suds - www.slopesuds.com
Nicole & Matthew had a sweet, intimate outdoor ceremony in the quaint little neighborhood of Vinegar Hill. Hidden away, they said their vows to each other and celebrated the occasion with delicious dinner, heartfelt toasts and bangin CAKE at Vinegar Hill House Restaurant !! Both amazing people with impeccable taste, they had chosen a beautiful restaurant and spruced it up with bits and pieces of their personalities. I loved being a part of this multicultural union and celebrating with their families! They even had a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and tried to include everyone on this wonderful tradition! It’s so great to be a new york city wedding photographer!
Here are some highlights from the day:
Rose and Bennett planned an amazing wedding that really captured the essence of them and exactly how they wanted to celebrate their special day. They got ready at the chic and gorgeous Wythe Hotel, and had a very intimate ceremony located in a secret garden in manhattan - a haven that Rose frequented during her work days- and held a special place in her heart. Afterwards, they went and partied hard at one of their favorite Bars and even ordered a Mister Softee Truck to cater to their guests as a dessert! It was SUCH a fun day and I was so excited to be a part of it and capture such a unique New York City Wedding!